I don’t know about you but I love finding easy DIY crafts my toddlers can do, especially for each holiday. It keeps them away from screen time, (I’m not knocking it, trust me they get their share!) and gives them a break from pulling each other’s hair! My girls are 3 and 4 so they still make a mess when crafting, so the easier the better! With St Patty’s day coming up we decided to make a pot of gold to trap a leprechaun! A mom can dream that there will real gold, right?! I guess we will see if I wake up to some!
So as you know, the dollar store is my favorite. If I can’t buy it there, I don’t need it! So we took a quick trip to pick up some supplies. We picked up a few extra supplies we thought we might use but didn’t, so we will save them for a rainy day! We printed out a gold pot to use as a stencil to trace and cut. We ended up not having black construction paper (mom fail!) so I let them pick their favorite color to use. Momma took care of the cutting, and the girls did the gluing. Now it’s time for the messy part, so prepare yourself and your kids (and your home!). I had them use the paint to do fingerprints and shape the rainbow. As you can see, one child decided to do her rainbow a little abstract!
They had so much fun making theirs unique to their personalities and they got along for more than five minutes! I highly recommend activities where they can get their hands dirty, even if it can be a pain to clean up! It keeps them busy and lets them get creative! Stay tuned for our next super easy holiday craft!